R&W. How has your design style evolved since you started, and what are some of the elements that have stayed the same throughout?
S. I’m using more modern elements, shapes and proportions in the architecture of a room than I ever have. I’ve always styled with warm, natural, imperfect pieces and I don’t think I could change that even if I tried.
R&W. Tell me about some of the pieces in your home that you can’t live without.
S.There’s an old cupboard that I’ve had with me for years, I’ve named him Henry. He’s been a pantry in my kitchen, a china cabinet in my Dining Room, and now he’s a linen cupboard in my Upper Hallway. The pieces that can be multi purposed, and look good in any room, are keepers. More recently, I found a pair of walnut, mid century loungers on Kijiji that are kind of a big deal around here these days.
R&W. What do you think makes a look or object ‘timeless’
S. Nature. The closest you can stick to nature, the more timeless your space will be. Nature doesn’t follow trends, it’s colours change seasonally but they’re the same every year. I always design with nature in mind. I try to use natural elements like wood and stone, earthy colours, and an overload of texture. Black, white, and wood are the basics of every timeless space.